Freundinnen. Um 1920. Oilon board. Not in Wohlert. Lower right monogrammed. 36.5 x 25.5 cm (14.3 x 10 in). [JS]. • Fine and early composition, particularly captivating for its closeness and presumably made in context of the paintings "Freundinnen" (Wohlert 327) and "Frühlingsabend" (Wohlert 541) • The cheek to cheek figure constellation of the two nudes is of preparatory relevance for the famous painting "Zwei Mädchen" (1935, Kunsthalle Mannheim) • Hofer's works are part of many acclaimed public collections like the Folkwang Museum, Essen, the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
Accompanied by a photo expertise from Karl Bernhard Wohlert, Dortmund. The work is sold subject to the pending positive confirmation through the Karl Hofer Komitee on October 7, 2021.